January 26th, 2020
3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time
Sunday of the Word of God
Catholic Schools Week
“Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
The first of this week’s image is called The Marriage of the Virgin by Raphael.
This image depicts the marriage of Mary and Joseph. It was completed in the year 1504.
This image shows the priest joining Mary and Joseph together in marriage, while Joseph presents a ring to the Blessed Virgin.
Joseph holds a staff with small flowers on the end. Tradition says that Joseph’s staff began to bud with flowers to indicate that he was chosen by God to be the husband of the Blessed Virgin.
The second image is another depiction of the adoration of the Christ child at his Nativity. It is called the Adoration of the Shepherds by Matthias Stomer.
It very beautifully shows everyone admiring the newborn child. All the light from the picture radiates from the baby Jesus, lighting up the faces and hands of everyone gathered around. Truly Jesus is the light of the world, and art like this helps communicate this to us.
You are in my daily prayers.
God bless you,